Indian textile sector needs to revamp labour conditions

News Tags: Apparel Export Promotion Council, garment factories making apparel for global brands, India largest manufacturers of textiles and apparel, Indian Textile, International labour organisation, labour conditions, many of them employed by suppliers to Western retailers, on a wide check

Mumbai
Indian textile sector needs to revamp labour conditions
Summary: 
Taking the example of Apple Inc., which tackled poor wages and working conditions at the factories of its partner Foxconn in China after criticism from consumers among others, the labour conditions in Indian textile is also now on a wide check.

Taking the example of Apple Inc., which tackled poor wages and working conditions at the factories of its partner Foxconn in China after criticism from consumers among others, the labour conditions in Indian textile is also now on a wide check.

The conditions of garment workers in South Asia have come under sharp scrutiny following the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, in which 1,135 workers were killed, many of them employed by suppliers to Western retailers. In India, legislation exists against bonded labour and child labour, but enforcement is weak.

http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/retail/indian-apparel-suppliers-need-to-weave-in-ethical-sourcing-1.1715200
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Indian textile and clothing sector to witness slow growth in export

News Tags: clothing sector, declining competitiveness, Indian Textile, sluggish global demand, T&C sector exports, Union textiles minister Santosh Gangwar, Union textiles ministry data

Mumbai
Indian textile and clothing sector to witness slow growth in export
Summary: 
India’s textile and clothing exports in the 10 month period of April 2014 to January 2015 witnessed growth of almost four percent to $34 billion as per the Union textiles ministry data. This means $41 billion for the year, growth of only 3.8 percent as against the rise of 12.4 percent to $39.3 billion in 2013-14.

India’s textile and clothing exports in the 10 month period of April 2014 to January 2015 witnessed growth of almost four percent to $34 billion as per the Union textiles ministry data. This means $41 billion for the year, growth of only 3.8 percent as against the rise of 12.4 percent to $39.3 billion in 2013-14.

Sluggish global demand and declining competitiveness is likely to see less of export in 2014-15 for the textile and clothing (T&C) sector. According to industry sources, it should be five percent.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/slow-growth-in-textile-clothing-export-115051301398_1.html
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Indian textile sector can easily add another USD 4-5bn to its exports with ease in FPS

News Tags: add USD 4-5 billion, china reducing export, Focus Product Scheme, global export share, home textile, huge scope, Indian Textile, Minister of State for Textile, S K Gangwar, Texprocil

Mumbai
Indian textile sector can easily add  USD 4-5bn to its exports
Summary: 
Indian textile has a global exports share of just 3.5 percent that leaves huge scope for increasing it and the potential to export an additional USD 4-5 billion as China, which enjoys 35 per cent share, is slowly reducing its exports.

Indian textile has a global exports share of just 3.5 percent that leaves huge scope for increasing it and the potential to export an additional USD 4-5 billion as China, which enjoys 35 per cent share, is slowly reducing its exports.

If the government eases tariff burden and raise overall concession under the Focus Product Scheme to 7 percent, the textile industry can easily add another USD 4-5 billion. The country's textile exports stood at USD 40 billion last year, stated Texprocil Chairman Manikam Ramaswami.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/textile-industry-has-potential-to-export-another-usd-4-5-bln-114091201218_1.html
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Rise in India’s textile and garment export in May accredited to apparel segment

News Tags: apparel shipment, apparel show, demand, fibre shipments, garment export, garment madeup, Indian Textile, textile products, US market, weak rupee

Mumbai
Rise in India’s textile and garment export in May accredited to apparel segment
Summary: 
India’s overall textile and garment exports witnessed 20 percent in May, of which export of textile products grew at a much slower pace than that of garments. While apparel shipments gained 24.9% in May, textile exports grew by just 8.6% due to apparel segment’s outstanding performance at shows following a spur demand in the US market as well as a weak rupee.

India’s overall textile and garment exports witnessed 20 percent in May, of which export of textile products grew at a much slower pace than that of garments. While apparel shipments gained 24.9% in May, textile exports grew by just 8.6% due to apparel segment’s outstanding performance at shows following a spur demand in the US market as well as a weak rupee.
 

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/textile-garment-may-exports-rise-on-robust-apparel-show/1277516
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Tech textile given the scope in emerging economies likely to reach a level of $32 bn

News Tags: apparel sector, emerging economies, global partnership, Indian market, Indian Textile, non-woven, PHD Chamber of Commerce, range of product, supply chain, Technical textile

New Delhi
Tech textile market given the scope in emerging economies likely to reach a leve
Summary: 
India’s technical textiles market that is at present projected to touch $14 billion given the scope in emerging economies, by vertically integrating supply chain, diversifying range of products towards non-woven technical textiles and forging global partnership with counterparts, can contribute to the growth of the industry. It may reach a level of $32 billion by 2023.

India’s technical textiles market that is at present projected to touch $14 billion given the scope in emerging economies, by vertically integrating supply chain, diversifying range of products towards non-woven technical textiles and forging global partnership with counterparts, can contribute to the growth of the industry. It may reach a level of $32 billion by 2023.
 
This based on the study conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce which further states that textiles and apparel industry size would balloon to $226 billion by 2023.
 

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/417915/039tech-textile-market-may-touch.html
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Creative minds in textile and fashion bring in interesting results

News Tags: Anavila Misra, fashion design, Indian fashion designer, Indian Textile, linen sari, Rahul Mishra, Textile, wool

Mumbai
Creative minds in textile and fashion bring in interesting results
Summary: 
Creative minds in textile and fashion design coming up with some interesting results like the Mumbai-based designer Anavila Misra turned stiff linen into fluid saris, while Rahul Mishra has turned the high fashion tables in Milan by creating wool so thin that it can be worn in summer even embellishing it with zardozi and tie-and-dye designs. Then, there is the Goa based British designer Alastair Blair who is fashioning tops and shirts out of the gossamer-light Chan deri, for FabIndia. Changing the entire vocabulary of the textile by coaxing a fabric into a design that is alien to it is not very simple.

Creative minds in textile and fashion design coming up with some interesting results like the Mumbai-based designer Anavila Misra turned stiff linen into fluid saris, while Rahul Mishra has turned the high fashion tables in Milan by creating wool so thin that it can be worn in summer even embellishing it with zardozi and tie-and-dye designs. Then, there is the Goa based British designer Alastair Blair who is fashioning tops and shirts out of the gossamer-light Chan deri, for FabIndia.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/fashion/trends/Fashion-gets-a-textile-makeover/articleshow/37015514.cms
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Need for Indian apparel manufacturers to create global brand as global fashion labels line up

News Tags: apparel industry, Arvind, cotton producer, global brand, Indian Textile, Raymonds, textile manufacturer, Vardhman

New Delhi
Need for Indian apparel manufacturers to create global brand as global fashion l
Summary: 
Indian textile and apparel industry is known across the globe as it happens to be among the biggest cotton producer in the world, is one of the largest textile manufacturer with companies like Arvind, Vardhman, Raymonds, Bombay Rayon producing and supplying world class fabrics to most major global brands such as Diesel, H&M, Zara, M&S among others. It also has some of the biggest garment manufacturers such as Shahi, Eastman, Pratibha supplying to top global brands. But despite this, garment manufacturers fail to create a global brand.

Indian textile and apparel industry is known across the globe as it happens to be among the biggest cotton producer in the world, is one of the largest textile manufacturer with companies like Arvind, Vardhman, Raymonds, Bombay Rayon producing and supplying world class fabrics to most major global brands such as Diesel, H&M, Zara, M&S among others. It also has some of the biggest garment manufacturers such as Shahi, Eastman, Pratibha supplying to top global brands. But despite this, garment manufacturers fail to create a global brand.

http://www.fashionunited.in/news/fashion/lack-of-appeal-hamper-indian-brands-global-growth-180620147177
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India textiles looking out for duty-free access into Germany, UK

News Tags: European Union, indian garment, Indian Textile, Textile Ministry

New Delhi
India textiles looking out for duty-free access into Germany, UK
Summary: 
India’s largest market for textiles being European Union, India is on the lookout for duty-free access for its garments and some other textiles items into the European Union for which the Textiles Ministry is in talks with Germany and the UK. The negotiating is going on at a Government-to-Government level. Textiles Minister KS Rao said that they want the EU countries to give them the same dispensation as Pakistan and Bangladesh.

India’s largest market for textiles being European Union, India is on the lookout for duty-free access for its garments and some other textiles items into the European Union for which the Textiles Ministry is in talks with Germany and the UK. The negotiating is going on at a Government-to-Government level. Textiles Minister KS Rao said that they want the EU countries to give them the same dispensation as Pakistan and Bangladesh.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/give-our-textiles-also-dutyfree-access-india-to-germany-uk/article5645902.ece
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